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Recalcitrant steroid-induced rosacea successfully treated with 0.03% tacrolimus and 595-nm pulsed dye laser Volume 26, issue 3, May-June 2016

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Department of Dermatology,
Chung-Ang University College of Medicine,
Seoul,
Korea

Steroid-induced rosacea (SIR) is a common symptom of topical corticosteroid (TCS) overuse. Although discontinuation of TCSs is necessary to stop rosacea, a rebound reaction may occur if the discontinuation is too abrupt. As a solution, dermatologists have prescribed low-potency TCSs to create a tapering effect, and topical antibiotics, such as tetracycline and antihistamines, are commonly the replacement treatments [1]. However, it can take a long time before SIR responds to these tapering treatments.A [...]